Episode 17 - Roots and Hoots Interview with Christian Spence

June 8th, 2021

On this week’s extra special Roots & Hoots episode, the Legacy of Hope Foundation’s host, Gordon Spence, is pleased to be joined by his son, Christian. Christian Spence is a Cree and Inuk man, who has led an adventurous life, leading up to his role as Policy
Advisor at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). He is an avid hockey lover who has travelled far and wide, worked in kitchens and is now endeavoring law school in the fall of 2021. Together, they discuss Christian’s journey to owning his identity, as well as the experiences and family legacy that has helped shape and inform the man he is today.

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Episode 16 - Roots and Hoots Interview with Anna Lambe

May 26th, 2021

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, the Legacy of Hope Foundation’s (LHF) host, Gordon Spence, is pleased to be joined by Inuk actress, Anna Lambe who is known for her roles as Sarah in CBCs Trickster as well as Spring from the movie The Grizzlies. Anna is a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee. Together, they discuss Anna’s new found platform and visibility, as well as her emphasis on promoting Inuit artists, experiences, and stories.

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Episode 15 - Roots and Hoots Interview with Thomas Matthew “666God” Lambe

May 11th, 2021

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, LHF host, Gordon Spence, is joined by special guest Thomas Matthew “666God” Lambe, an Inuk rapper from Grise Fiord currently living in Iqaluit. They discuss his upbringing and how he first got into making music. Thomas shares the Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Song with noted Indigenous artists Dan General and Adam Tanuyak for the song “Trials” that was featured in the film “The Grizzlies.”

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Episode 14 - Roots and Hoots Interview with Tommy Weenusk

February 23rd, 2021

Tommy is a member of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation located along the eastern shoreline of Oxford House, Manitoba. Tommy has held the positions of Chief and Councillor in his community up until his retirement just a few years ago. He discusses a bit of his early life and his experiences in Residential School and how he and other students were welcomed upon relocating to Stonewall, Manitoba to attend school. When tragedy struck in 1972, Tommy tells how his family and community came together to grieve the loss of life as a collective; showcasing the value and closeness of community during times of need. 

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Episode 13 -Roots and Hoots Interview with Manitok Thompson

February 9th, 2021

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, the LHF host, Gordon Spence, is joined by special guest Manitok Thompson who discusses growing up near Coral Harbour, NWT and witnessing the transition from a traditional lifestyle to a modernized way of life, attending Day School and eventually becoming an educator herself.

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Episode 12 - Roots and Hoots Interview with Allan Makhagak

January 26th, 2021

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, the LHF host, Gordon Spence, is joined by special guest Allan Makhagak who talks about his experience in Akaitcho Hall Residential School, his work on the Nunavut Impact Review Board and his song writing.

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Episode 11 - Roots and Hoots Podcast Interview with Kirk Harper

December 15th, 2020

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, our host, Gordon Spence, is joined by Kirk Harper, where they talk about his music career and his experiences in the foster care system.

Kirk Harper is a singer and songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the frontman of the band, The Mosquitoz, who have toured all over the country for many years. As a Sixties Scoop Survivor, Mr. Harper spent several years jumping from foster family to foster family. In the podcast, he shares some of his experiences in the foster care system and mentions the many forms of racism he encountered during his time in the system.

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Episode 10 - Roots and Hoots Podcast Interview with Irene Goodwin

November 24th, 2020

Irene Goodwin is Ojibwe First Nations, and grew up in Northern Ontario. Her Indigenous name, Wasa-Newab-Ma'iingan-Anang-Quay, meaning Wolf-Star Woman, was given to her by her Elders. From gathering firewood to going fishing with her family, Irene spent most of her time exploring the outdoors as a child. She is also a Day School Survivor, as she attended the Collins Indian Day School in Collins, Ontario.

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Episode 9 - Roots and Hoots Podcast Interview with Erroll Kinistino

November 10th, 2020

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, the LHF host,
Gordon Spence, is joined by Erroll Kinistino, where they dive into talks about his career,
life experiences, and Reconciliation in Canada.

Actor, entertainer, Master of Ceremonies, drama workshop instructor, director, mentor, singer and writer. Erroll Kinistino is without a doubt a man of many talents. Originating from the Ochapowace First Nations Reserve in Whitewood, Saskatchewan, Mr. Kinistino has been involved in the film and theatre industry for countless years. He has played parts in many films and theatre productions throughout Canada. He is probably best known for his recurring role as Leon in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television drama series North of 60 (1992). Additionally, he appeared on Corner Gas, one of the most popular comedy series in Canadian TV history. Now living in Regina, Mr. Kinistino is also a grass dancer and sings contemporary Native Canadian music.

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Roots and Hoots Episode 8 - Lost in the Arctic

October 27th, 2020

On this week’s Roots & Hoots episode, the LHF host, Gordon Spence, is joined by special guests Alyssa Flaherty-Spence and Lavinia Qiatsuk Flaherty where they share their amazing story about being lost in the Canadian Arctic. We are also joined by guest David Sudlovinik, the person who would eventually find the two girls and helped return them to safety.

 

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